Got this hot off the interwebs regarding the hit and run incident which occurred on July 3 of this year, and has since gained a lot of attention across the country.
“New car smell may have contributed to the driver losing consciousness in a hit and run accident.”….”Erzinger’s attorneys say their client suffers from sleep apnea and fell asleep at the wheel before driving off U.S. Highway 6 and onto the shoulder near Miller Ranch Road, hitting Milo from behind” … “Harmful and noxious gases emitted from the upholstery can infiltrate the driver’s compartment and potentially alter the driver,” Koziol wrote … “Defense experts say sleepy people don’t know they’re sleepy, and that’s why Erzinger is more likely than some to fall asleep at the wheel, Tegtmeier says.”
Those are just pieces of the article written, please read the entire article to get a better idea regarding these new developments in this case. Having minimal understanding of this country’s fine legal system, I don’t have a clue whether this defense could actually work, but I’m willing to bet more convoluted things have been tried, and I’m sure some have been successful. My two cents is that this new defense is bullshit, feel free to share your thoughts.by